21 For then there will be a (A)great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will again. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no [a]life would have been saved; but for (B)the sake of the [b]elect those days will be cut short. 23 (C)Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the [c]Christ,’ or ‘He is over here,’ do not believe him. 24 For false christs and (D)false prophets will arise and will provide great [d](E)signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even (F)the [e]elect. 25 Behold, I have told you in advance. 26 So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them.

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  1. Matthew 24:22 Lit flesh
  2. Matthew 24:22 Or chosen ones
  3. Matthew 24:23 I.e., Messiah
  4. Matthew 24:24 I.e., confirming miracles
  5. Matthew 24:24 Or chosen ones

21 for there shall be then great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world till now, no, nor may be.

22 And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the chosen, shall those days be shortened.

23 `Then if any one may say to you, Lo, here [is] the Christ! or here! ye may not believe;

24 for there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and they shall give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, also the chosen.

25 Lo, I did tell you beforehand.

26 `If therefore they may say to you, Lo, in the wilderness he is, ye may not go forth; lo, in the inner chambers, ye may not believe;

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